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Utah & U.S. Moral Compass: Wither will it turn? Part 2

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(Given Romney's relation to Utah , I believe this is a rather significant article. I'd say the same due to the present balance of the U.S. Senate. My next article will focus on the real nature of Hatch and Howell, with a few significant examples.) 


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Part 1 of this short series appears here: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Utah-s-Moral-Compass-With-by-Daniel-Geery-120928-789.html

This part focuses on the media collusion to exclude third party candidates from public debate. I will start with a letter that I and two other senatorial candidates put together, which summarizes the situation here in Utah, the very place Mitt Romney went to college and spent many of his formative years. It makes reference to a recent debate between Senator Hatch (R, incumbent) and Scott Howell (D), and how third parties were excluded, with a list of contradictory reasons given.

The following letter was sent to all newspapers in Utah and it will be of considerable interest to see who publishes it and who prefers to treat their readers with utter contempt. Note: My words surrounding the letter are my own and I am not speaking for the other candidates in this regard.

Dear Editor,

With a Democrat and Republican Congress at a 10% approval rating, the exclusion of three candidates from political debate is a disservice to those concerned with real solutions to urgent problems.  The recent U.S. Senatorial debate, televised by KUED and KBYU, excluded candidates with important ideas on climate change, education, drones, citizen rights, and the Constitution, to cite a few examples.

Are we going to hand our children an impossible world to live in because we fail to consider solutions beyond business-as-usual? This approach has created the mess we now face. We are long overdue for a move from dominant party politics and must engage in a broad diversity of ideas and strategies.


As a service to present and future generations who long for the best world possible, we challenge the print and broadcast media, and especially KUED and KBYU, to include the voices of all candidates running for election, as a proper service to citizens of Utah. Burning issues such as those above are too important to be crushed by the chilling of voices by Utah media. We encourage readers to visit the websites below to see their various options, and to vote by conscience rather than party politics.

Sincerely,

Bill Barron, Unaffiliated, barronforussenate.com

Daniel Geery, Justice Party, voteutah.us

Shaun McCausland, Constitution Party, mrshaungoestowashington.com

Today, Sunday, October 21, 2012, a 24 page supplement appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune (and most likely other Utah papers), titled in big, bold print: ELECTION 2012, with a subtitle, also in large print: CANDIDATE INFORMATION GUIDE. At the top of this supplement, in print I can't read without my glasses (and my eyes are not that bad): "Advertising supplement produced by MediaOne of Utah." It is a quantum leap of the imagination to think that any typical reader would take this supplement to be anything other than an official public service, listing the only voter choices Utahans have. Given that it is paid for advertisement with many candidates, you'd think there would be reference to who paid for the ads, but there is nothing I can find that reveals this. Many words could be used to describe this situation, but fascism, censorship, and stupidity come quickly to mind.

I think this is particularly significant, as it is a bona fide reflection of similar tactics used by both Republicans and Democrats across the land, but especially by Mitt Romney, who has clearly been infected with the lying disease, a condition frightfully prevalent amongst those who have risen to power in these parts. (I personally find this ironic because  most Mormons, or Latter Day Saints as many prefer to be called, are among the most honest folks I've met--and I hail from New York, a century or so ago).

Getting back to the televised recent debate that third party Senatorial Candidates were not made aware of or invited to, I was told by one sponsor that this choice of candidates was based on polls, wherein you had to have a 5% rating. Which polls, no one could say.  The other producer informed me there were no polls, but it was more of an executive decision; also, had we asked, I was informed, we would have been invited.

As it turns out, Constitutional Party Candidate, Shaun McCausland did make a request to be invited to the debate and was assured that his message would be passed to a person in charge.

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